donna

noun
don·​na | \ ˈdä-nə How to pronounce donna (audio) , ˈdȯ- \
plural donne\ ˈdä-​(ˌ)nā How to pronounce donna (audio) , ˈdȯ-​ \

Definition of donna

: an Italian woman especially of rank used as a title prefixed to the given name

First Known Use of donna

1738, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for donna

Italian, from Latin domina

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about donna

Statistics for donna

Cite this Entry

“Donna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/donna. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Comments on donna

What made you want to look up donna? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

February 2021 Words of the Day Quiz

  • squirrel in winter
  • Which is a synonym of perdure?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!